Malawi coach Chimodzi unveiled: 2015 AFCON a target

Football Association of Malawi ( FAM)  on Friday unveiled Young Chimodzi as  the new Malawi coach  barely a year after being sacked as an assistant coach.

FAM president Walter Nyamilandu unveiled the former assistant coach Chimodzi alongside his assistant Jack Chamangwana, who previously worked as the Flames’ technical advisor.

Nyamilandu speaking at the Chiwembe Technical Centre in the commercial capital, Blantyre said they are confident that Chimodzi and Chamangwana are the best coaches and that they will have a magic wand that will make win.

Coaches Chimodiz (r) and Chamangwana ( left)
Coaches Chimodiz (r) and Chamangwana ( left)

“We believe this is pair is the best so far in this country, and we chose them because they have the knowledge of the players having worked for the team before.

“The project they are coming for is to take Malawi to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco as the qualifiers start in April. We have the confidence in the two,” Nyamilandu said.

Nyamilandu also urged the nation to rally behind the duo.

He also assured the new coaches of much support from his Association especially on financially.

Chimodzi said he was delighted to be given a chance to coach Malawi.

“I had to think twice to accept the offer after remembering how we were fired. But l told myself in football it happens, you get fired and hired. Why can’t l accept for the second time for the sake of my mother land,” he said.

“It is a big challenge and I have to ensure that the expectations of the people match mine.

I have to make do with whatever we have and I have to bring in youthful players to beef up the team,” he added.

“We need to have players who are dedicated and who want to in, not those who are just to pay for the national team. That is what is going to make us achieve whatever we are looking for,” said the new Malawi coach.

He promised to blend the experienced and new talent in his squad.

During the unveiling ceremony, there was no Team Manager Franco Ndawa, who was occupied with other duties.

Malawi last qualified for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola where they could not get past the preliminary stage.

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